Despite the calls for stopping the Boundary Street folly and despite letters to the editor reflecting the ongoing public opinion, we, the residents of Beaufort, are stuck with the fact that we are half pregnant and looking at a gestation period of more than two years.
I attended a Hilton Head Island Town Council meeting last November, when the main issue was signing a contract with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and consideration of a chamber audit.
Recently, a number of letters have been published complaining about the dangers and difficulties drivers face while navigating the traffic circle on Bluffton Parkway and Bluffton Road. Without a doubt, there is some truth to the concerns.
In your recent article on the increased call for an alternate landing field for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, the chairman of the local Military Enhancement Committee, Jim Wegmann, is quoted as saying that after the long runway is resurfaced, flight patterns “should return to normal.”
Notice to the Bluffton Police Department. Myself, my family and my friends will refuse to pull over for a traffic stop by any of your unmarked vehicles. We will continue to abide by posted speed limits and traffic laws until a marked vehicle is located to verify your identity.
A decade after co-authoring the First Amendment, Thomas Jefferson received a letter from the Baptist community of Danbury, Conn. — a religious minority at that time — expressing their fear of religious persecution by the Congregationalists of Connecticut.
I have had an interest in railroading since I received my first Lionel Train set in 1936. It is a hobby that I continue to expand and enjoy to this day, along with a few friends. Therefore, I follow news of railroad construction, expansion and train wrecks with great interest. The Wall Street Journal has picked up on the recent Pennsylvania accident that killed two track workers, but left unanswered several pertinent questions. Why?
If you moved here next to a military airfield and are now complaining about the noise, what did you expect? The military has been flying at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort since 1943. If you don’t like the noise, you should have moved into one of the manicured gated communities down on Hilton Head Island or stayed home (we are not Beaufort natives either, but originally come from farming towns in central South Carolina and southwest Georgia).
The decision of the S.C. Supreme Court in Abbeville County School District, et al, v. the State of South Carolina seemed to be a real step forward. It mandated that the state legislature must take steps to provide at least “minimally adequate” education to children in poor districts known as the “Corridor of Shame,” which includes our neighbor, Jasper County.
Employees with landscape giant The Greenery, which has contracts with several area municipalities, and with Beaufort and Jasper Counties, on April 29, 2016, showed us the difference in sound level between their new, battery-powered leaf blowers and the gas blowers they're phasing out. The demonstration took place just off Bay Street in Beaufort. Company officials say in addition to being quieter, the battery variety are much more environmentally friendly.
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